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BMW X3, BMW X5, SUV
Nov 16, 2009 (11:35 am)
Every so often, and not when I am doing anything in particular, I will hear four loud beeps, but the vehicle runs fine and there are no warning lights. Any ideas?
#62 of 111 How to lock glove compartment
Nov 19, 2009 (4:44 pm)
Is it possible that there is no way to lock either the glove compartment or the center console in a 2009 BMW X5? I can't find an obvious lock, and the owners manual is silent.
#63 of 111 Re: 4 Beeps [palmharbor]
Nov 19, 2009 (4:46 pm)
An update - After several emails with my salesman, we discovered that the hour reminder was set in the iDrive window where time can be changed.
#64 of 111 Re: How to lock glove compartment [palmharbor]
Nov 21, 2009 (3:30 am)
if it is the same as my new 2010, then you are correct. there is a lockable compartment in the rear. you can lock stuff in there and then give the valet the remote without the key.
#65 of 111 Re: sunroof and urea [gagrice]
Jan 28, 2010 (9:22 am)
Which case the Urea tank is the least of your worries given it goes 11000 miles before a fill up - and its like your window washer fluid you can top it off at any time. Then there is the simple aspect of the car giving you a warning light long before it runs dry - and even then it will start X number of times on a dry tank before shutting down totally.
Now regarding getting stranded - ever try to locate a run flat tire after you shred one?
Good friend shredded a 3series run flat last year in of all places San Francisco. Her car was put out of commission for 4 days because they could not locate a tire for the car.
When it comes to any BMW you'll want to pack along a true spare tire if you plan on taking any road trips. When it comes to the MB CDI SUV's same deal you'll want to pack a full size spare given they too are running run flats.
By the way in India they sell the MB ML CDI with 17inch rims proper SUV tires and they have a standard spare tire mounted on a factory rack on the back of the truck. Seems only in the US we are sold 50-60-70K SUV vehicles with improper tires.
The MB GL 320 CDI is at the top of my list as a replacement for my 1993 landcruiser. Granted the GL does not have low range 4wd I don't need that. Though what I will be doing when I pick one up is replacing the CRAP tires and 18 inch wheels with proper 16-or 17inch wheels and SUV tires. I will then have a proper tire carrier fabricated for the back so I can tote a proper spare tire.
I too take my SUV places where AAA Towing and run flat tires are not going to be found.
I run BFG T/A KO's on the Landcruiser by far the most amazing SUV/truck tire you could ever put on a truck. Great performance on road - they are built for the job and they last! Vs the soft squishy scaled up car tires that MB and BMW sell their SUV's with that wear out in 20,000 miles and are only good on quality paved roads.
#66 of 111 Re: sunroof and urea [watkinst]
Jan 28, 2010 (9:40 am)
Re the MB GL320 CDI - just be aware of the AdBlue cost, according to Consumer Reports:
"The total bill just for adding AdBlue? A stunning $316.99. We were down to 18% full on the additive at 16,566 miles. It took 7.5 gallons to fill the tank, costing an eye-opening $241.50 for the fluid alone. The labor to add the fluid plus tax accounted for the rest. None of this was covered by the warranty."
#67 of 111 Re: sunroof and urea [texases]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:44 am)
Do some research
MB stealer ships will charge you $500 if you'll pay that. Truck stops are now starting to carry the amonia / water mix for around $10 a gallon - VW dealer ships sell the same stuff for around $13 a gallon
That comes out to be around .0084 cents a mile for Adblue
Right now my Landcruiser fuel cost runs around 27cents a mile the MB CDI even with a very generous 1cent a mile added for Adblue runs around 15cents a mile for fuel costs.
Run the real numbers get the real facts before you post crap like that.
By the way do you pay $100 to have your washer fluid topped off for your window wipers? Why would you pay $100 or more service fee to have the adblue tank topped off? Again a case where a vehicle owner really doesn't take the time to learn what is really required and takes what they are told at face value.
#68 of 111 Re: sunroof and urea [watkinst]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:53 am)
Another MB CDI service charge which people are shocked about but have no idea what is actually being done.
The 20,000 mile adblue tank rinse. When you run the tank with water/amonia mix and its not kept topped off it will get some evaporation and build up in it. The tech simply takes a garden hose and rinses out the tank removing the evaporated build up out of the tank then refills it. There is absolutely nothing toxic in the adblue tank in fact in many cases the stuff they put in your window wiper wash is way - way more toxic than the adblue. Hence again anyone could take a few minutes out of their day with the garden hose and rinse out the adblue tank and replenish it with 7.5 gallons of adblue bought at a local auto supplier for anywhere between $10 and $15 a gallon. VS paying the MB dealership $300+ plus for a 15 minute job using about $80 worth of materials.
#69 of 111 Re: sunroof and urea [watkinst]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:57 am)
Whoa, back up the truck, Chuck. "crap like that"? I would imagine most MB diesel owners still under warranty will NOT be dropping by Joe-Bob's Truck Stop for their AdBlue substitute. They will be going to their dealer, where they will pay outrageous amounts for it. What got into you?
#70 of 111 Re: sunroof and urea [texases]
Jan 28, 2010 (11:03 am)
You truly have no idea what adblue is do you?
As long as you have receipts showing you bought the amonia/water mix designed for diesel emissions controls your warranty is not impacted. If how ever your mixing your own brew and manage to screw something up yes your MB dealer and warranty is going to be a hard sell to fix any emissions issues you may have created.
The system is quite simple and the adblue is a very simple product. MB is not the only one using the concept and it will continue to get implemented by other auto makers as diesel fuel economy is needed to meet CARB standards.
Your MB dealer will not void your warranty if your stopped at a truck stop on a road trip and find that you need to top of your adblue tank with non MB branded amonia/water mix emissions control liquid.
Nor will they void your warranty if you put walmart window wash mix in your window wiper fluid bottle.